Electronic Books, Theses and Dissertations:

Gordon-Conwell has an ever-expanding collection of electronic books, theses, dissertations and conference papers.

See also the Alphabetic List of All Databases and databases by subject: Biblical Studies | History, Theology & Missions | Counseling & Psychology | Pastoral Ministry & Preaching.

Click the Link Icons* to access each database or click the Tutorial Icons* to access tutorials. Click the + Database Title for descriptions of each database.

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Christian Classics Ethereal Library  

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) seeks to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting valuable literature through the World Wide Web and other media.

Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts  

The Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts gives researchers immediate, Web-based access to an extensive range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras. With new content uploads occurring on a weekly basis, the database offers a constantly growing treasury of theological writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents, and polemical treatises written by more than 300 Protestant authors.

eBooks on EBSCOhost

Over 700 theological titles and hundreds more are now through NetLibrary in full-text. An list of subjects in Library of Congress call number order is available. All Netlibrary books available to the GCTS community are searchable at eBooks on EBSCOhost. To access these ebooks, either perform a search for your desired topic, author, or title at the eBooks on EBSCOhost site (after logging into EZproxy), or navigate to the appropriate subject group and click the direct title link.

EThOs - British Library Electronic Theses Online  

The aim of EThOS is to offer a 'single point of access' where researchers the world over can access ALL theses produced by UK Higher Education. Search for existing UK theses, and either read or request the full-text of many theses.

Gale Virtual Reference Library  

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Google Books  

Google Book Search works just like web search. Try a search on Google Books or on Google.com. When we find a book with content that contains a match for your search terms, Google will link to it in your search results. If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given us permission, you'll be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy.


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HathiTrust Digital Library  

HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. The partners ensure the reliability and efficiency of the digital library by relying on community standards and best practices, developing policies and procedures to manage content and services at scale, and maintaining a modular, open infrastructure.

The Internet Archive  

The Internet Archive was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities.

iPreach (now called "Ministry Matters")  

The Ministry Matters Library offers the finest in contemporary biblical study and preaching resources to pastors and teachers. This extensive collection of commentaries, Bible dictionaries, and other reference works provides a breadth of substantial, searchable materials with which to prepare sermons and lessons—all in one place. Resources include The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, The New Interpreter's Bible, the Abingdon Old and New Testament Commentaries, and the New Testament in Context commentaries.

Logos Bible Software Available on library computers only. Check with library staff for more details.  

Bible study software providing access to almost 10,000 titles, including commentaries, dictionaries and original language texts. The Goddard Library currently has Logos 3.0 installed on library workstations, and the Lindsell Library has 4.0 installed.

Ministry Matters (formerly called "iPreach")  

The Ministry Matters Library offers the finest in contemporary biblical study and preaching resources to pastors and teachers. This extensive collection of commentaries, Bible dictionaries, and other reference works provides a breadth of substantial, searchable materials with which to prepare sermons and lessons—all in one place. Resources include The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, The New Interpreter's Bible, the Abingdon Old and New Testament Commentaries, and the New Testament in Context commentaries.

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf  

The Oxford Digital Reference Shelf provides Gordon-Conwell students, faculty and staff access to a range of high-quality award winning reference works published by Oxford University Press. These titles are fully searchable, and the articles include bibliographies pertinent to each subject covered. Titles include:

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses — Full Text  

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses — Full Text (Humanities & Social Sciences Collection) is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. PQDT — Full Text includes millions of searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.

Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary)  

The Theological Commons is a digital initiative of the Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Begun in 2011, its purpose is to improve access to the digital and non-digital material held in the Library and, in particular, to bring Princeton Seminary’s digital collections together in a single more convenient framework, making searching and viewing of those collections easier and quicker.

Theses Canada - Library and Archives Canada  

The mission of Theses Canada is to acquire and preserve a comprehensive collection of Canadian theses at Library and Archives Canada, to provide access to this valuable research within Canada and throughout the world. Its mission to preserve this portion of Canada's bibliographic heritage is achieved through collaboration with the many Canadian universities who participate in the program.

TREN (Theological Research Exchange Network) PDF Tutorial Available

The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 10,000 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 70 different institutions.

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Questions?

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